Category: Meditation

Meditation Part V: Inward Descent Meditation

This meditation has been the most consistently successful for me over the years. It is based upon my own studies of yoga* and a meditation I learned at the Hindu monastery in Hawaii called the “Shum Meditation.” It also borrows some from yoga nidra, and also from transcendental meditation. I could summarize it by saying “acknowledge it, and move and further inwards. Acknowledge the outward noises, the body, the breath, the thoughts, the feelings, the heartbeat, etc. and keep going. You can see from the above list that what you acknowledge grows more and more subtle. It is akin to...

Meditation Part IV: A very simple and easy meditaton technique

These simple steps which I have been doing for a long time are very powerful. Sit comfortably with your spine as straight as comfortably possible Close your eyes Raise your eyelids around 1/2” or so1 Place your tongue comfortably on the roof of your mouth2 Smile a little3 Bring your attention to either: 1) the point between your eyelids and 4”inside your head (where those two levels intersect aka the “third eye”/sixth chakra), or 2) the top of your head—your seventh chakra.4,5 Sit this way, without straining, for around 5-20 minutes or so. If all of these at once are...

Meditation – Part III: From A Course in Miracles

MEDITATION – PART III: A MEDITATION FROM A COURSE IN MIRACLES “A Course in Miracles” is a teaching that was channeled from 1965 through 1972. The “channelee” identifies himself as Jesus Christ. The course consists of a 600+ page text, 365 daily lessons, and a manual for teachers. It is about forgiveness, unconditional love, relationships, and seeing through the illusion of separation. It has been translated into 22 languages and has a large following throughout the world. I studied it for years and it made a great impact on me. I still consider it to be a wonderful teaching even...